Mikel Beroiz has agreed terms with Asegarce to make the move from Aspe to the Bilbao based empresa. He has signed a contract for the next four years. The move was mutually agreed between the empresas, primarily for the good of the sport; Aspe has a starry crop of defenders, including Barriola, Zubieta, Merino II, Laskurain, Pascual, and the up and coming Zabaleta, creating an imbalance. At Asegarce, Beroiz will have more room for his talents to shine, and he will bolster a grouping which currently includes Beloki, Patxi Ruiz, Apraiz, Begino and Albisu. Beroiz, who recently celebrated his 22nd birthday, expressed his sadness at leaving friends and colleagues behind at Aspe, and thanked the empresa for giving him his break, but stated his excitement at a new challenge, and the security of a lengthy contract, more lucrative than the one he has left behind.